The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again
...so now what? (Check back on this in a year or two to see whether I
This is quite separate from the political arguments, which I don't
intend to go into even today. It's a very simple appeal to money.
I have an idea for a relatively simple change which would remove some
of my objections to the use of electric cars. This is less blatantly
utopian than the last one.
Driverless cars, quite apart from privacy concerns, are solving the
wrong problem. Here's what I want to build to replace the majority of
transport infrastructure. It is unabashedly utopian.
The obvious story of woe of the recent General Election in the UK is
that of the Liberal Democrats, who lost 66% of their vote share and
85% of their parliamentary seats compared with five years ago, leaving
them about as much of a political force as the DUP. What went wrong?
The Wycombe parliamentary constituency has been Conservative since
1951. It has often had candidates from obscure parties, but since 2001
there's been an Independent: one David Fitton.
It's election season here in the UK – for the first time, since we've
moved to fixed-term Parliaments, a protracted American-style election
season rather than a few short weeks. These are the things I'd try to
do if anyone were daft enough to put me in charge; they're also
promises that would encourage me to vote for people who made them.